Taxi Cabs

Determine the cheapest way to the airport. Pupils read a scenario about trying to get 75 people to the airport using two different sizes of taxis. Learners calculate the number of smaller taxis needed given a number of large taxis and the cost for the trip. Scholars then determine which combination of taxis will get them to the airport for the least amount of money.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Lead a discussion on determining the least number of vehicles needed to transport the group
  • Brainstorm efficient methods to find the best priced combination
Classroom Considerations
  • Involves understanding ratios and direct proportions
Pros
  • Contains sample responses with probing questions and feedback suggestions
  • Includes a rubric for scoring purposes
Cons
  • None
Common Core